Author: Peter Heller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439171813
Size: 13.43 MB
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Author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Dog Stars With grit, poetry, and humor, Peter Heller, acclaimed author of The Whale Warriors recounts his remarkable journey of discovery—of surfing, an entirely new challenge; of the ocean’s beauty and power; of the strange surf subculture; of love; and, most of all, of how to seek adventure while crafting a meaningful life. Having resolved to master a big-hollow wave— that is, to go from kook (surfese for beginner) to shredder—in a single year, Heller travels from Southern California down the coast of Mexico in the company of his girlfriend and the eccentric surfers they meet. Exuberant and fearless, Heller explores the technique and science of surfing the secrets of its culture, and the environmental ravages to the stunning coastline he visits. As Heller plumbs the working of his own heart and finds joy in both love and surfing, he affords readers vivid insight into this fascinating world, with all of its perils and pleasures, its absurdity and wonder. Exhilarating, entertaining, and moving, Kook is a love story between a man and his surfboard, a man and his girlfriend, a not-so-old man and the sea.


Author: Chris Vick
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780008158330
Size: 11.96 MB
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A heart-pounding love story that grips like a riptide, and doesn’t let go...

Abraham Isaac Kook

Author: Abraham Isaac Kook
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 080912159X
Size: 18.40 MB
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The chief Rabbi of Palestine prior to the establishment of the state of Israel, Kook (1865-1935) represents the renewal of the Jewish mystical tradition in modern times.

Rav Avraham Itzhak Hacohen Kook

Author: Benjamin Ish-Shalom
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438407630
Size: 17.21 MB
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This is the first comprehensive philosophical-theological study of the mystical thought of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935), the Chief Rabbi of Palestine prior to the establishment of the state of Israel, and the great representative of the most significant renewal of the Jewish mystical thought in modern times. Rav Kook was the spiritual and hallachic authority who laid the foundation of religious Zionism. Discontent with “Hamizrakhi” political pragmatism, he envisioned Zionism as a movement of return and all-encompassing Jewish renaissance.

Rav Kook

Author: Yehudah Mirsky
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300164244
Size: 19.51 MB
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Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook And Jewish Spirituality

Author: Lawrence J. Kaplan
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814746530
Size: 14.82 MB
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Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935) was the first Ashkenazic chief rabbi of mandatory Palestine. Admired for the incredible diversity of his talents and interests--talmudist, halakhist, kabbalist, mystic, theologian, moralist, poet, and communal leader--Rav Kook's world outlook extolled breadth and derided narrow specialization. More than any other Orthodox thinker in modern times, he addressed, squarely and boldly, the confrontation between Judaism and the modern world. Kook serves as a natural model to those Jews who seek a religious understanding of and response to the culture and politics of the modern age. These essays, most published here for the first time, offer a range of analyses and interpretations covering, in an accessible, systematic, and comprehensive fashion the major areas of Rav Kook's thought. Among the issues discussed are: his relationship to the Jewish mystical, philosophical, and halakhic traditions; poetry and spirituality; harmonism and pluralism; tolerance and its limits; Zionism, messianism, and politics; and Rav Kook today.